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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this...
Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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Wat Chai is part of the historical tepmlecomplex of Ayuttayah and by far the most beautiful/impressive of Ayuttayah. Easy reachable by tuktuk or bike. One tip: go in the evening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wat Chai is part of the historical tepmlecomplex of Ayuttayah and by far the most beautiful/impressive of Ayuttayah. Easy reachable by tuktuk or bike. One tip: go in the evening, much cooler and lovely sunset....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Picturesque, awesome and sad. Sad because it was an aftermath of a war and this is an indication that no one not even temples like these in Ayuthaya will be spared. History of this place is so rich and so does Thai culture and art, the place really took my breath away. Visit Ayuthaya and you will not regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We came on a tour and I suspect most people do. If you want to spend time exploring here and soak up the atmosphere you will probably need more time and I recommend a separate day trip / tour or even spending a night in Ayutthaya There is a lot to see and a must for photo enthusiasts.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The grounds are beautiful and so picturesque with the Temple ruins. As you are wondering around you will encounter Buddha statues in the various corners with fruit offerings. If you go be sure to take an umbrella, water and sunscreen because it is extremely hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cambodian style architecture. Absolutely stunning. Buddhas in every corner still receive offerings. It's easy to imagine this place in all its glory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great place to visit especially when you're into cultural and historical things. This place is well preserved and will remind you of the grandeur and sophistication of old kingdoms and civilization. A must see and well recommended! Enjoy! :) A bit of advice: Bring umbrella, sunblock and heaps of water to rehydrate. The weather in Ayutthaya seems to be hotter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have rarely visited places so beautiful as this one. I remember the magnificent statues of the budda so colorful and well crafted. It was hot and it was at times difficult to climb the temples but it was worth it. I remember sitting in one temple and being pervaded by a sense of peace and happiness. Thailand is not... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful! There aren't much people when we visited so it was enjoyable. We even got to climb some of the temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wat Chaiwattanarm is perhaps the most impressive part of the Ayutthaya area, and as others have said looks at its best either first thing in the morning or last thing at night when the rising or setting sun brings out the colour in the monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We arrived here just in time for sunset. The temple looked very beautiful and it is quite big so you can have a nice walk there.

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